Independence Day is almost upon us and people are getting ready to celebrate. Whether that’s firing up the grill and having a cookout, attending a parade, or just spending quality time with family and friends. One important highlight of our nation’s holiday is our love of fireworks. While fireworks can produce beautiful and colorful displays, it is important to make sure you are practicing safe firework handling.
Keep Children and Yourself at a Safe Distance
Kids can get excited by the noise and colors that fireworks produce and may want to be as close as possible to the fireworks. However there is a possibility for burns and/or other injuries by being too close to a firework. Make sure there is enough distance between you and the fireworks.
Do Not Touch Fireworks that Do Not Go Off
Once in a while, you may get what is known as a “dud” where even when the firework is lit, it does not do anything. If this happens, do not pick up the firework. There is a possibility that the firework could still go off, and severely injure you or others in the process.
Do Not Hold Fireworks that are Lit
Just like with the tip above it is extremely dangerous to hold fireworks that are lit. There is an extreme risk of bodily injury and/or harm to you or others around you. When lighting fireworks, light them quickly and then move away to a safe distance.
Injured by Fireworks?
If you or a loved one has been injured by a firework as a result of other’s actions, contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on personal injury here for more information.